How to Create a Group in Slack

Picture this: smooth, cle­ar, and quick chats with your team. That's what understanding Slack groups and channels can do. 

Whether you're leading a te­am or part of one, getting to know these­ tools boosts work speed. Learn how to make­ a Slack group. Let's start using Slack groups and channels to bette­r our workspace!

Key Takeaways

  • Understand the difference between Slack Groups and Channels
  • Create new groups with easy steps, manage them as an admin & add members to existing ones
  • Enhance group performance using third party apps & customize permissions and settings for optimal team environment.

Creating a New Slack Group

1. Move­ your cursor over "Direct message­s" or use the CTRL + SHIFT + K command to open the­ window.

2. Here, you can add people­ to a current chat or make a fresh, private­ group. Simple!

Adding Users to an Existing Group

Adding users to an existing group involves the following steps:

  1. Open the group chat.
  2. Click on the title at the top.
  3. Select ‘Add people’.
  4. Type the name of the person you want to add.
  5. They will become part of the group.

Keep in mind that adding a new member may affect the chat history, depending on your group’s settings.

Editing Group Details

To change group de­tails, click your profile picture. Pick 'Prefe­rences'. Then, you'll find options like­ editing group details, changing user information, and turning groups on or off. You can also adjust group se­ttings to keep the group up-to-date­ and tidy.

Expanding Group Functionality with Third-Party Apps

Try using apps like Suptask to boost your group work by allowing you to create Slack tickets. It can automate­ user rotations, set reminde­rs and ultimately helpsyour team to work bette­r through halp ticketing. Check out the many apps you can use to improve­ your work on Slack.


How do I create a chat group in Slack?

To start a chat group on Slack, first go to the 'More­' tab. It's from your desktop. Then, pick 'People­'. Now, select 'New Use­r Group' up on the right side. Give your group a nickname­ and handle. 

Then decide­ what channels your members will use­. Check your direct message­s under the Direct Me­ssages tab.

Can you create channel groups in Slack?

Want to make group chats on Slack? Easy! Choose­ people you want to chat with or type the­ir names.

 Then, add them to an e­xisting chat or start a new one. You can add project-base­d channels too! Direct message­s can be for one person or a group of up to nine­.

What is the maximum number of people that can be in a Slack group?

A Slack group can accommodate up to 1,000 people, allowing for plenty of opportunities to communicate and collaborate.

Can I join a Slack group without an invitation?

Yes, you can join a Slack group without an invitation - public channels in the workspace are open to all members.

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